Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

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I am Who I Am…

Me, courtesy of CordieB

Me, courtesy of CordieB

I am who I am. . .

Am I who I am or. . .

Am I who I think I am. . .

or

Am I who others think I am

or

Am I a collective version of both?

Am I the same as I was yesterday

last year,

5 years ago?

Has there been regression

or

Has there been growth?

Have I learned from my experiences

or do I still do

the same things …

the same way

and receive

the same results

which I know are not

the results I really want. . .

or

Am I beginning to try different things

or do things in different ways

which bring forth new experiences

new lessons . . . 

new blessings

But all in all. . .

I am who I am . . .

and I am exactly as my Creator

would have me to be at this very moment! 

ok. . . it’s another moment. . .

and another. . .

I wonder how much I’ve changed……. since two lines ago?

That I’ve changed is a wonderful thing to know. . .

for…anything that is not changing…

can not in fact be living…

So, I am…a changing being…

~~Written by CordieB.

 

Today I am devoted to stopping the things I do that do not honor who I am!

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Glass Heart - Courtesy of Vanessa Pike-Russell shared under a Creative Common's License

Life will let you get away with someting for a while, but sooner or later, you will pay the price! When you get the bill, don’t be shocked! Don’t act like you don’t understand! Everthing you do in life causes the effects that you experience. When you get the bill, be prepared to pay.

If you know that you are being dishonest, you must know that you can only get away with being dishonest for a while. Eventually, what you do and say will come back to bite you. When it does, don’t cry over the teeth marks! Acknowledge what you have done. Forgive yourself. Ask for forgiveness. Make amends or restitution if you can, and move on.
When you know that you engaged in activities that dishonor you, you know that you will eventually be called on your stuff. Only unworthy people can do unworthy things and get away with them. Since you obviously are not in that category, you can expect to get caught. When you do, don’t act innocent! Own your stuff! Acknowledge your deed. Forgive yourself. Ask for forgiveness. Make amends or restitution. Move on! Now here comes the hard part.

When the moment of reckoning comes, you may feel as if you are unable to forgive yourself. You may be too proud to ask for forgiveness. There may be no way you can make amends or restitution. In the worst case scenario, you may be faced with all of these possibilities at once. Should that happen, remember this: Life knows what you are capable of ! The only reason life has taken the time to point out your little shortcomings and nasty habits is that life wants you to act like you know who you are!

Until today, you may have been trying to get away with doing something that is in conflict with the things life knows about you. Just for today, stop doing things that dishonor you and act like the person you know you are!

Today I am devoted to stopping the things I do that do not honor who I am!

Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today

Lasting Change is Never Forced…though it is often created by example

Strength, Courage and Wisdom--CordieB

Strength, Courage and Wisdom ~~CordieB

One of the greatest gifts given to me by God is the ability to change my mind ~CordieB.

Let us stop wasting valuable energy trying to change the minds of other people.  It is not our job.  How and what people think is advanced or limited by their own experiences–their own life lessons–and how well they apply those lessons. 

In our presense, other people have the opportunity to grow and perhaps even learn something.  Our actions in of themselves will promote change in the hearts of others.  When we express ourselves as being capable of loving, listening, sharing, and understanding, we promote the change we so often try to force upon others. 

Let us be an example of that we wish to change.  Let us spend less time worrying about what other people are thinking or doing and more time creating positive change in ourselves.

I will know peace. . . when I reclaim all the pieces of my self ~Iyanla Vanzant


Print, Entitled "Peace, Love and Soul" Courtesy of CordieB.

If you can’t seem to get it together, it may be that you have given too much of yourself away.  It may be that you have compromised, over-compensated, given in and given over so much of yourself that you no longer know where all of the pieces have been scattered.  Perhaps the things you thought you needed to do to get love, to experience yourself as loveable, to be acknowledged, left you splintered, shattered and broken into so many pieces you feel like you will never be able to pull yourself together.  Don’t worry!  You have simply experienced an invasion of the body snatchers!

A body-snatchers invasion will distort the truth about you.  It will make you forget your true identity.  it will make you feel guilty about your desire to take care of yourself and honor yourself.  It will point out the wrongness of your choices, the dangers of your decisions, the impossibility of your visions and the fallacy of your beliefs.  A little nip here.  A little peck here…

There is a way to pull yourself back together when you have been accosted by body snatchers.  You must examine all the times you gave others the right to make your decisons, when you expected others to do for you what only you had the power to do, when you gave others the right to decide your destiny and when you dishonored yourself in order to pelase others.  When you remember what you have done, forgive yourself!  Most important, you must say, "Never again."

Until today, you may not have realized that you had been invaded by body snatchers who have dismembered pieces and parts of your identity.  Just for today, protect yourself!  Be aware of the things you do that deminish and distort the sense of wholeness, worthiness, and your ability to make your own choices and decisions. 

~Iyanla Vanzant